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A doubly-refined enumeration of alternating sign matrices and descending plane partitions

Behrend, Roger E., Di Francesco, Philippe and Zinn-Justin, Paul 2013. A doubly-refined enumeration of alternating sign matrices and descending plane partitions. Journal of Combinatorial Theory, Series A 120 (2) , pp. 409-432. 10.1016/j.jcta.2012.09.004

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Abstract

It was shown recently by the authors that, for any n, there is equality between the distributions of certain triplets of statistics on nxn alternating sign matrices (ASMs) and descending plane partitions (DPPs) with each part at most n. The statistics for an ASM A are the number of generalized inversions in A, the number of -1's in A and the number of 0's to the left of the 1 in the first row of A, and the respective statistics for a DPP D are the number of nonspecial parts in D, the number of special parts in D and the number of n's in D. Here, the result is generalized to include a fourth statistic for each type of object, where this is the number of 0's to the right of the 1 in the last row of an ASM, and the number of (n-1)'s plus the number of rows of length n-1 in a DPP. This generalization is proved using the known equality of the three-statistic generating functions, together with relations which express each four-statistic generating function in terms of its three-statistic counterpart. These relations are obtained by applying the Desnanot-Jacobi identity to determinantal expressions for the generating functions, where the determinants arise from standard methods involving the six-vertex model with domain-wall boundary conditions for ASMs, and nonintersecting lattice paths for DPPs.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Mathematics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Uncontrolled Keywords: Alternating sign matrices; descending plane partitions; six-vertex model with domain-wall boundary conditions; nonintersecting lattice paths; Desnanot–Jacobi identity
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0097-3165
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:50
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/27748

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